Over the past few years, Luke Standing - the British producer behind the Blue Hour project, has been developing his self-titled imprint as a go-to outlet for high-energy, retro-futuristic Techno. On BLUEHOUR010 the British producer draws from his trademark palette, offering a brace of perfectly executed, functional dance floor work outs. Opener Beyond The Void launches immediately into peak time territory, marrying fearsome drum programming with low-sunk synth work - bringing a classic compositional structure up to date. A2 Shimmer (Dreamscape) showcases the more introspective, heads-down side to Standing’s work - a psychedelic, question-answer drum track that finds it’s energy in powerful, low-end groove and a dynamic, shifting arrangement. On closure Radiance/Limelight, Blue Hour continues to explore a kind of peak time energy, but with a wholly different bent - owing more to the hypnotic concerns of classic Trance, all the while maintaining the rich tone & careful execution.
Working careful reference to past sonics in with more complex, contemporary sampling techniques -born out of years of experience as both a producer & a DJ, has seen Blue Hour develop an enviable discography in a comparatively short space of time. BLUEHOUR010 is as similarly streamlined & effective as its predecessors, but at the same time represents a powerful move forward for both the producer himself & the imprint - honing in expertly on that arcane euphoria that continues to characterise the very best of the genre.
released June 18, 2018
Slam “Thanx - love it”
Rebekah “great energy :)”
Ben UFO “nice one luke! a2 for me”
Cosmin TRG “Sick thanks Luke!”
Adam Beyer “quite a blue hour fan and this is immense”
Lo Shea “SUPERB work. I'm really feeling this ep. All works are high grade and i shall give them some love in my sets at the Works and beyond.x”
Avalon Emerson “thank you :)”
Audio Injection “Playing playing A2 alot already! Thanks!”
Regal “nice! Thx”
All tracks written & produced by Blue Hour.
Mixing Assisted by Simon Pilkington.
Mastered by Tim Xavier at Manmade Mastering.